Heritage: Jamaica’s National Dish

Whether it is food, dance, music or language the Jamaican culture is very rich and diverse. In the celebration of  Jamaica’s Emancipation Day on August 1, here is a brief history of Jamaica’s national dish dating back to the late days of slavery.

Ackee and Satlfish by Matthew Henry
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Top 5 Hotels for Weddings in Jamaica

Thinking of somewhere to pop the big question? Or better yet, somewhere to enjoy your big day in a tropical paradise? Jamaica’s extensive options of locations, from cliffs to beaches, mountains and gardens, make choosing a wedding destination all right!  These hotels and resorts are wedding ready, with built-in romantic ambiance courtesy of beautiful natural surroundings. Here are this month’s top five wedding destinations in Jamaica.

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The Buzz on our Instagram Page!

Summer fun is heating up in Jamaica and we have got the pictures to prove it! Exciting events, reggae music, a few celebrities and Jamaica’s natural beauty have all been featured recently on our Visit Jamaica Instagram page. You can be too! Tag photos of your Jamaican experience with #VisitJamaica for a chance to be featured.

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Vacation Themes: Top 10 Resort Kids Clubs Part 2

Travelling with the family can be a challenging ordeal, with persons of various ages all hoping to enjoy their trip in a unique way. In Jamaica however, that’s no problem, with family friendly resorts offering activities for every member of the family. These hotels offer clubs and programs created just for children, with special activities that are age appropriate and lots of fun.  Get ready to spend the summer bonding with relatives on our pristine beaches at these top resorts.

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Top Five Wedding Trends for 2015-2016

Jamaica’s diverse landscape, from sandy beaches to verdant tropical forests is home to majority of the Caribbean’s destination weddings. From season to season, wedding trends evolve but the allure of a wedding surrounded by natural beauty in Jamaica remains. These current and upcoming wedding trends are beckoning to be taken to the next level by pairing them with a Jamaican backdrop.

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Countdown to Summer: Top 10 Summer Activities in Jamaica

We’re continuing our countdown to the recognised summer start date, June 21, the day of the summer solstice. With just ten days to go, what better way to get ready than with a list of activities, ideal for a summer itinerary in Jamaica.

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Jamaica Sport- The Vibes Cyan Done!

For anyone watching the recent Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium on May 9th, the only question should be, “when is the next event?” Sporting events tend to attract a lot of attention on the island, with spectators bringing energy, enthusiasm and of course, an opinion – as witnessed by the men’s 100 meter “showdown” of Jamaica’s Asafa Powell and USA’s Ryan Bailey. All in good fun. But, this is a tangent.

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An annual event, the Jamaica International Invitational brings emerging and established athletes together to compete in a wide range of sports beyond track and field, such as pole-vault, discus and even shot-put. Competitors come from other Caribbean islands as well as North America, India and Europe/the UK. Not only is this a great opportunity to introduce Jamaicans to other types of sports and see popular athletes in action, but the international athletes also get to experience the beauty of Jamaica…the island and its sportsmanship. Continue reading Jamaica Sport- The Vibes Cyan Done!

Top 5 Family Attractions in Jamaica

What better way to let go of all the cares of this world than to book a trip to Jamaica. Families start packing now to indulge in our adventurous activities or relax in the refreshing Caribbean Sea at these top family attractions.

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The 2015 Jamaica International Invitationals- Real Energy!

Had you been at the National Stadium on the evening of May 9th, you’d still be on a high from the incredible energy that the athletes brought to the 2015 Jamaica International Invitational. The positively infectious vibe from the spectators made its way from the stands to the field as the athletes gave their all for both themselves and those watching.

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The 2015 Jamaica International Invitational was held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica bringing local and international athletes together for a “playful” competition. The meet is a wonderful opportunity for emerging athletes to interact with the elite in their chosen sport, with competitions including track and field, pole jump, discus, shot-put and triple jump. Continue reading The 2015 Jamaica International Invitationals- Real Energy!

Vacation Themes: Top 10 Resort Kids’ Clubs Part 1

Travelling with the family can be a challenging ordeal, with persons of various ages all hoping to enjoy their trip in a unique way. In Jamaica however, that’s no problem, with family friendly resorts offering activities for every member of the family. These hotels offer clubs and programs created just for children, with special activities that are age appropriate and lots of fun.  Get ready to spend the summer bonding with relatives on our pristine beaches at these top resorts.

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